NFL Films: Tales From The Vault

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NFL Films Tales from the Vault is a weekly podcast that takes you on a deep dive into NFL History. Season 1 features conversations with Steve Sabol. These full-length interviews between the Hall of Fame former Head of NFL Films and some of the game’s all-time legends have never before been heard in their entirety. Season 1 will include Steve’s conversations with Andy Reid, Brett Favre, Troy Aikman and many more. Host Andrea Kremer, who began her career as a producer at NFL Films, will provide context and insight into these all-time NFL time capsule conversations.

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Tales from the Vault: Al Davis (1989) Part Two
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1989 for Part Two of NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewing Al Davis.  The Raiders owner discussed his childhood and his love of sports despite initially not having a television.  Davis says following sports wasn't a way of life for him, it was his life.  Sabol explores Davis always being a leader and the rare times that he needed to step away from football, including his wife Carol's illness and amazing recovery in 1979.  Back to football, Al explains his intuition and foresight with players, execs and the direction of the game.  The Raiders had their own rules and regulations, but the 'Commitment to Excellence' and the goal to win always came first.  We hear thoughts on John Madden and the direction of the NFL, before closing with Davis defining what he hopes his legacy in the NFL will be.

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Apr 13, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Al Davis (1989) Part One
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1989 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed the Legend Al Davis.  The Raiders owner discussed his philosophies on offense and defense and how Davis always wanted to know what the Raiders were about.  Steve highlights the great pride Davis took in Bill Walsh's first job being with the Raiders.  Davis was proud of the loyalty and code his organization had along with the fear and mystique his teams had on the field. The team looked for specific kind of players and often took chances that other teams wouldn't take.  You'll also hear one of the most famous quotes in NFL Films history and the origin story for 'Just win, baby!'.  Stay tuned for next week when Davis discusses his upbringing and what he wanted his legacy to be.

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Apr 06, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Michael Irvin (2000)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2000 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer Michael Irvin just months after the 3x Super Bowl Champion retired.  Irvin started with the difficulty of playing in the NFC East every year and how one of his conversations with John Madden resulted in several rule changes.  Steve asks about Irvin's relationship with his teammates and the several coaches that he played for in the tough years when the Cowboys struggled. Irvin doesn't shy away from some of the low points of his career discussing brushes with the law and his 1996 arrest and trial. Steve wraps up with the many life lessons that Irvin learned from playing the game of football.

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Mar 30, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Jim McMahon (1995)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1995 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed QB Jim McMahon.  The Super Bowl Champion looked back on the 1985 season and his relationship with Head Coach Mike Ditka.  Jim recalls his contentious relationship with Ditka, who called the plays but often saw them changed at the line by McMahon.  Steve asks about the sole loss that season, as Chicago had started the season 12-0 before losing to the Dolphins.  Jim looks at his experiences during Super Week which included being wrongly quoted, mooning a helicopter, the Super Bowl Shuffle, the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and his infamous headband.  Steve wraps up with the amazing talent surrounding Jim on those Chicago teams and how the players off the field personalities were so different than their gridiron personas.

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Mar 23, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Al Michaels (2007)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2007 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Broadcast legend Al Michaels. Steve starts by asking Al about his start in broadcasting and the advice he was given by those around him. Al talks about the art of doing play by play and emulating the voices that he grew up with while looking to avoid tired cliches. In the booth, Al explains what he wants from an analyst and the ability to explain everything you're seeing in a way that the audience can understand. Steve recalls some of the biggest moments of Al's football career such his Super Bowl call of Scott Norwood's 'wide right' FG. Al also walks us through joining Monday Night Football and even being 'traded' from ABC to NBC.

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Mar 16, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Sean Payton (2007)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2007 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Head Coach Sean Payton. Sean starts with what he learned from mentor Bill Parcells including his motto of 'Don't Eat the Cheese'. Sean mirrored Parcells as a tough but fair head coach that doesn't mind confrontation. Having just taken the Saints job, Payton lists some of the things he'll be changing off the field, like the pregame music and the locker rooms. Steve explores Payton's decision to accept the job in New Orleans despite first interviewing in Green Bay. Sean looks back to his first coaching job at San Diego State and the moment he realized he wasn't going to succeed as a player. Speaking of playing, Payton was a replacement player for the Bears in 1987 and recalls being interviewed by Larry King about the strike. Now in New Orleans, Sean looks at his amazing first season and building momentum with the team and the city.

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Mar 09, 2022
Tales from the Vault: QB Tom Brady (2002)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2002 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Tom Brady. The QB had just won the first of his seven Super Bowl Championships and discussed his start in high school football. Brady chose football over baseball and explained why he decided to attend Michigan University, which leads to a funny story about his first visit to Notre Dame. Steve moved onto Brady's Draft report and how it motivated him while improving in the NFL. Brady gives insight into the Tuck Rule game against the Raiders and how he kept the football from his first rushing TD. Now after the Super Bowl, Brady talks about his relationship with Drew Bledsoe and how much the two helped each other through the season. Steve wraps up ironically questioning Brady about the possibility of never playing in another Super Bowl.

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Mar 02, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Hall of Famer Bill Parcells (1997)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1997 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer Bill Parcells. Bill discusses his decision at the time to leave the New England Patriots for the New York Jets. Steve explores Parcell's philosophy of having total control as a head coach and GM of a franchise and why there are only so many people that can handle the responsibility. Bill looks back to some of his fondest memories with the Giants and digs even deeper to when he coached against Steve Sabol's college team. Bill refutes tales of not wanting to draft certain players and counter's Steve quoting Winston Churchill with a Churchill quote of his own. Steve and Bill exchange some good natured ribbing at each other while we also learn that Parcell's real name....actually isn't Bill.

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Feb 23, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning (1997)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1997 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and his father, Archie Manning. Peyton talks about growing up with his brothers while their Dad was playing in the NFL. The interview highlights the interesting dynamic between a football father and son and examines how Archie put more value in his relationship with his sons rather than trying to be their coach. Peyton gives insight to his decision to finish his college career before heading to the NFL, even after consulting several NFL QB's who often told him that they would leave school. Steve also asks Peyton what he learned from watching Archie as a professional football player and what were some of the favorite plays he watched his Dad make in the NFL.

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Feb 16, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Hall of Famer John Madden (1986)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1986 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer John Madden. Steve starts off with John talking about his philosophy on what it takes to be a football player. We hear John's perspective on being part of several famous plays the Raiders took part in like The Immaculate Reception, The Holy Roller, and The Ghost to the Post. After talking games with names, Steve moved onto Madden's stories with Raiders greats Ken Stabler and Al Davis. The Coach always thought it was difficult to understand the complex Raiders owner when most articles and TV pieces tried to simplify him. We also hear some special moments Andrea shared with Madden during her interviews with the Coach.

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Feb 09, 2022
Tales From the Vault: Jim Brown (1999) Part Two
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1999 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer Jim Brown. In Part 2 of the interview, we dive deeper in Jim's life as an athlete, actor, and activist. Jim talks about his friendships with sometimes controversial figures and his admiration for them not following the status quo. Foreshadowing current events, Jim reflected on his respect for the Country and the National Anthem that played before every game. Jim explains how he believes sports can exploit athletes and ultimately divert an athlete's impact and resources away from the very problems they should be helping with. On a lighter note, Jim transitions to his acting career and discusses his historic love scene with Raquel Welch. Jim wraps up with his love of football and why he decided to retire after nine seasons.

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Feb 02, 2022
Tales From the Vault: Jim Brown (1999) Part One
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1999 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Famer Jim Brown. Jim looks back at his days of playing in the NFL and the relationships he built with those around him. Steve explores why Jim almost quit football and all of the job offers he received before playing in the NFL. Jim explains his belief of not going out of bounds and why QB's shouldn't slide to avoid being hit. Jim also never drank water during games and tells Steve why he thought it affected his conditioning and mindset while playing. Jim remembers being an advocate for his teammates and reveals what he hoped those teammates would say about Jim's playing days. Join us for Part 2 next week when we look at Jim's life after the NFL as an actor and a political advocate.

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Jan 26, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Dan Marino (2000)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2000 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino. Dan talks about growing up in Pittsburgh and how he learned to throw a football by aiming at passing buses. Dan talks about being a pure passer but how that doesn't mean that he couldn't run at all. As the years passed, Dan explains how injuries affected him and how he changed as a player. Steve asks Dan about his defining moment as a player and the games that the quarterback not only remembers, but would like to erase from the archives. Dan also reveals the ONE question that he never wants to hear again and the only time he cried after a game.

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Jan 05, 2022
Tales from the Vault: Reggie White (1997)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1997 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed former NFL defensive end Reggie White. Fresh off of his 1st Super Bowl Championship, Reggie explores his decision to leave the Eagles and join the Packers and even reveals other teams he was considering playing for. Outside of football, Reggie explains the importance of his ministries and how he planned to do more than just preach to those in need.

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Dec 29, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Deacon Jones (1984)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1984 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed former NFL defensive end Deacon Jones. Deacon explains how his NFL career got started and how he took on his famous nickname. As a player, Deacon developed the head slap and described what it was like to play 'in the trenches' in the 1960's. Deacon feels like he never played the game dirty and never allowed anyone to play dirty against him. The Hall of Famer prides his health and longevity in the game to training on the beach with weights and combat boots. We also hear a no holds barred account of Deacon's relationship with famous coaches and infamous opponents.

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Dec 22, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Mike Singletary (2010)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2010 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary. The future Hall of Famer discussed why it is so difficult for a great player to become a great coach and who his influences were along the way both on and off the field. . Looking back to his intense playing days, Mike explores his relationships with coaches like Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan and why his Super Bowl winning team was never able to capture a 2nd championship. We also get an inside glimpse of what happened in Mike's first game as interim head coach when he ordered TE Vernon Davis to the showers during the 3rd quarter after an unnecessary roughness penalty. Enjoy this trip inside the NFL Films Vault to hear this fascinating conversation for the first time in its entirety.

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Dec 15, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Howie Long (1997)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1997 when NFL Films Steve Sabol interviewed retired Defensive Lineman Howie Long. The future Hall of Famer discussed growing up in the streets of Boston and finding his fair share of trouble in his youth. Howie describes his first meeting with Raiders Owner Al Davis as well as adding acting to his professional resume alongside football. Howie shares several stories with Steve from his playing days including the fake names he used on the road and how he once walked to the Super Bowl because his cab was stuck in traffic.

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Dec 08, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Troy Aikman (2001)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2001 when Steve Sabol interviewed recently retired Cowboys QB Troy Aikman. Having just given his retirement speech 2 months earlier, Troy looked back at how coaches like Norv Turner and Barry Switzer influenced his career but also cites his father as having the biggest impact on the toughness he played with. Troy remembers his fondest memories of his playing days including his first performance in the Super Bowl. Having played his entire career in Dallas, Troy gives his thoughts on having Jerry Jones as the team owner.

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Dec 01, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Brett Favre (1996)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 1996 when NFL Films' Steve Sabol interviewed Quarterback Brett Favre in Mississippi. The conversation starts with a warning from Brett to watch out for snakes along the dock of Rotten Bayou. Brett recalls growing up and playing for his Dad before heading to Southern Miss, where he was involved in a serious car accident before the start of his Senior season. Now in the NFL and coming off his first MVP season, Brett tells Steve about his tough relationships with head coaches Jerry Glanville and Mike Holmgren. Steve discusses Brett's Super Bowl dreams before asking him a few questions that you'll have to hear to believe.

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Nov 24, 2021
Tales from the Vault: Andy Reid (2010)
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Host Andrea Kremer takes us back to 2010 when NFL Films' Steve Sabol interviewed Head Coach Andy Reid. Coaching the Philadelphia Eagles at the time, Andy discussed his childhood growing up in Los Angeles and how he decided to get into coaching while at BYU. Andy reveals the advice given to him by Bill Parcells about coaching in Philadelphia and explains his relationship with the tough Eagles fans. Steve walks Andy through the Eagles making the tough decisions of trading QB Donovan McNabb and deciding to sign QB Michael Vick.

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Nov 17, 2021
Introducing: NFL Films: Tales From the Vault
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Nov 09, 2021